Oregon counties sue state for $1 billion, claim poor forest management

The question of how Oregon should manage its state forests could receive an answer when a trial in Linn County wraps up this week between the state and 14 counties suing it for breach of contract.

The counties, including Marion and Polk, claim they are owed about $1.4 billion because the state didn’t adequately manage more than 600,000 acres of forest for maximum logging revenue, failing to uphold its end of a 1941 agreement to prioritize timber sales.

Source: Oregon counties sue state for $1 billion, claim poor forest management